Overview participating exhibitions

Der Aa-kerk
2017

Der Aa-kerk

Marie Lukasiewicz

ÉTUDE (2015)

Urban agriculture is growing and becoming increasingly important in feeding the world population. Vegetables grown along the motorway, however, turn out to contain far more trace-metals than vegetables from the supermarket, bringing with it greater health risks. In Étude, Marie Lukasiewicz turns this premise around: what are the benefits of the excessive consumption of vegetables from areas with high concentrations of traffic? She presents her series in the form of a scientific research carried out at the fictional University of Kryhsk, showing spectacular consequences such as levitation and walking on water. In doing so, she raises questions concerning the legitimacy of the location of many allotment gardens belonging to ordinary people.

Biography

Marie Lukasiewicz (France, 1982) studied Photography, Applied Arts and Visual Communication in Paris. She works in commission as well as on her own projects, which are characterised by themes such as pollution, the environment and the conservation of landscapes.